Published by Firetrail Publishing on December 2nd 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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Also by this author: Runes (Runes, #1), Immortals (Runes, #2)
**The series number for this book is in chronological order. This is a full-length book of the "Runes" series**
Straight out of the psych ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The guy she’s loved from a distance for years moves away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.
The chemistry between them is mind-blowing.The connection defies logic. Even better, the souls leave her alone when he is around.
Too bad Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful,and cocky. He is also a soul reaper. A Grimnir.The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life.
Ednah Walters has done it again. Grimnirs is a Rune series novel, while simultaneously being part of the Grimnirs series. Cora (the best friend of Raine, the narrator of Runes #1 and #2) is the narrator for this novel and for Souls (Runes #5). In Runes and Immortals, I surprisingly didn’t care all that much for Cora. To be fair, Eirik is the one who had me starting to not like her, since he decided to change sides and go from wanting Raine to wanting Cora (which was a really strange turn of events and totally seemed to come out of nowhere). I was just really confused at that point. I’d liked Eirik a LOT until Torin showed up. Stupid book boyfriends. JUST KIDDING I love book boyfriends.
In Grimnirs, Cora is very likable. She comes home from 6 weeks at the psych ward since she started seeing souls of dead people walking around and they look like normal people, so when she talked to them, passersby saw her talking to herself. Maliina, an antagonist from the first two books, sabotaged Cora’s life while she was gone by impersonating her. Maliina is AWFUL. But, when Cora gets back, Echo is waiting for her. Echo is dreamy. He’s bad, dangerous, and very hot. Maliina had been fooling around with him acting like she was Cora. Imagine coming home after a month and a half to a guy you’ve never seen trying to jump your bones.
Cora doesn’t take a lot of crap from anyone, especially not Echo. She’s strong and very independent. I found myself feeling like I’m being pulled from both sides thinking about continuing the series, returning to Raine’s POV. I love Torin, but now I adore Echo. At least Ednah wrote us another book from Cora’s POV. I’m looking forward to continuing this series, and probably buying a cute rune necklace from Ednah’s online store.
I’m pretty sure I got Runes from the Sparks of YA, and even Immortals eventually, but I bought Grimnirs and the rest on my own. If you haven’t yet, definitely sign up for the Sparks of YA newsletter! You get tons of free books and they’re SO good! Let me know what ya’ll (I’m Texan. Don’t judge.) thought and if you’re torn between Raine/Torin and Cora/Echo, too! Happy reading. <3